Swansea LLM Degrees Receive the Recognition of International Legal Practice

Since their launch in 2000, the LLM degrees offered by the School of Law of Swansea University in international shipping, trade and commercial law have attained an enviable international reputation.

In 2008, industry leader Ince & Co, which has long had a strong relationship with the Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law (IISTL) at Swansea University, introduced an annual prize for the student who achieves the highest grade in the taught element of any of the LLM Programmes. In keeping with the close links between Ince & Co and the IISTL, the Ince Prize is awarded for work that has a direct connection with that undertaken by the firm.

The winner of the Ince Prize for the academic year 2011/12 was Ms Kamala Richardson. Kamala was presented with her award by one of the firms partners, Kevin Cooper, at a ceremony held at their London office on 13 July 2012. Kamala originally hails from the Bahamas and has completed her Bar Vocational Course prior to commencing our LLM in International Maritime Law in September 2011.  


Kamala (Ince 1)    











  Mr Cooper delivering the Ince &Co. Prize to Ms Richarsdon

Speaking at the ceremony, Mr Cooper wished Kamala every success in her future endeavours and commended the LLM Programmes at Swansea University on their successful mixture of academic rigour and practical orientation. Professor John Linarelli, Head of the School of Law thanked Ince & Co’s on-going support and encouragement for postgraduate legal study at Swansea University and for their efforts in promoting further links between practice and academia.